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Dr. Holly Rushmeier is a professor of Computer Science at Yale University; she served as the chair of the Computer Science Department at Yale University from July 2011 to July 2014. Her research interests include shape and appearance capture, applications of perception in computer graphics, modeling material appearance and developing computational tools for cultural heritage. She received a BS(1977), MS(1986), and PhD(1988) in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. Since receiving her PhD she has held positions at Georgia Tech, NIST and IBM TJ Watson Research. Her current research focuses on scanning and modeling of shape and appearance properties, and on applications in cultural heritage. Her past projects include a project to create a digital model of Michelangelo’s Florence Pieta and models of Egyptian cultural artifacts in a joint project between IBM and the Government of Egypt. Holly is the co-chair of the ACM Publications Board and serves on the editorial boards of ACM Transactions on Perception, Computer Graphics Forum, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications and ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Graphics and as papers chair or co-chair for several conferences including the ACM SIGGRAPH conference and IEEE Visualization. Holly has lectured at many meetings and academic institutions, including invited keynote presentations at international meetings (Eurographics Rendering Workshop 94, 3DIM 01 , Eurographics Conference 2001 and 2012, Pacific Graphics 2010, SCCG 2013, CGI 2014 and CAA 2015.)